THAC Thailand Arbitration Center Law Journal
1. Publication Policies
THAC Thailand Arbitration Center Law Journal is an academic journal of law that is not limited to alternative dispute resolution contents, covers various interesting topics, and is beneficial towards legal developments. The journal will be published once a year at the time around October to September of the following year. It will be published based on the main objectives for disseminating information, research results, and useful academic legal opinions, as an encouragement for experts, general scholars, students, as well as, individuals who are interested in law, with an opportunity to present and disseminate academic work in law that will be of benefit in the legal field. It is also to be an academic service to society in the form of academic journals.
2. Assessment of the Article’s Quality
The editorial office requires that an article that is to be published in the THAC Thailand Arbitration Center Law Journal must be double-blinded assessed for their quality by a qualified expert (Peer-Review), the selection and appointment of experts of which will be made from educational institutions and justice-related agencies, both in Thailand and abroad. The experts will be from a wide variety of organizations and directly related to the subject matter of the academic work being considered. One article will be assessed for quality by two experts. Furthermore, to ensure transparency in the evaluation process in the event that the article was written by personnel or internal staff, it will be assessed for quality by external experts.
3. Types of featured articles
Academic articles, research articles, miscellaneous law articles, and analysis of appeals
4. Preparation of the Manuscript
4.1 Academic work must include the following components:
4.1.1 Academic articles must include both the Thai and English versions of the title, author, and abstract of between 200-300 words and keywords relevant to the content of the article. The content structure must be arranged in the following order: Introduction, Main content, Summary, and References.
4.1.2 Research articles must include both the Thai and English versions of the title, author, and abstract of between 200-300 words and keywords relevant to the content of the article. The content structure must be arranged in the following order: Introduction, Study Method, Study Results, Discussion, Conclusions, Recommendations, and References.
4.2 Publication format: In order to facilitate the layout and maintain the integrity of the original content, the author is requested to use the following formats
4.2.1 Page Settings: Bottom and right margin 2.54 cm or 1 inch, top margin 3.17 cm or 1.25 inch, left margin 3.81 cm or 1.5 inch.
4.2.2 Font size: Th Sarabun PSK font size 16 point, single paragraph spacing, with Thai Distributed text alignment for the front and back for page layout convenience.
4.2.3 The title must be stated in both Thai and English, positioned in the center of the page. The first letter of every word of the English title must be capitalized.
4.2.4 Author’s name: In submitting the original article manuscript to the editorial department, the author’s name should be stated below the article’s title. Information about the author should be stated in the footnote. If more than one author wrote the article, details of every author are required and referenced with the exponent number appended at the end. The details are as follows:
For articles and general essays
Name-Surname of the author (highest education level, institution, year of graduation; Email: XXXX), currently holding a [academic / occupation position such as teacher, assistant professor, academic, researcher, etc.] at [the agency you are affiliated with].
For articles and writings from research projects
Name-Surname of the author (highest education level, institution, year of graduation; Email: XXXX), currently holding the position of [academic / occupation such as lecturer, assistant professor, academic, researcher, etc.] affiliated to [affiliated department]. This article is part of / updated from the research project subject [Research project name], which is funded by [Name of organization funding the project].
For articles from the thesis
Name-Surname of the main Author (highest education level, institution, year of graduation; Email: XXXX), co-author’s full name (Highest education level, institution, year of graduation), currently holding the position of [academic / occupation such as lecturer, assistant professor, scholar, researcher, etc.] affiliated to [agency affiliated]
This article is part of / updated from the Thesis on [Thesis title] of [Primary author name], of which [Secondary author name] is an advisor. [May include other details such as thesis assessment results, obtaining a grant, or other awards as appropriate]. Incidentally, if there is more than one author, only the primary author’s email address should be specified, or the person to whom the reader can contact conveniently.
4.2.5 Abstract in both Thai and English versions and contains between 200-300 words in length and stated on page 1 of the article .
4.2.6 Keywords in both Thai and English, by selecting not more than 5 keywords relevant to the content of the article presented, positioning it after the content of the abstract, and aligning it to the left side of the page. Keywords in English must use all lowercase letters, except for a specific name.
4.2.7 The main content must be typed in a single column, with the following details.
– Headings should be typed in Bold and aligned left.
– Sub-heading: The author can choose from one of the following formats, for example, indentation and underline the sub-heading, marked with either a number or a letter, or alternate between letters and numbers. The same format must be used throughout the article.
Captions and Tables
– Tables, charts, pictures, maps, graphs, or other visual representations of information, must be accompanied by a caption and by specifying the sequence of pictures as numbers followed by a description typed in bold. The caption must be placed over the image and aligned left.
– Indicate the source of information below the image by stating; Source: (citing sources based on reference principles).
– The author should ensure that tables, charts, graphs are complete and accurate. If the author personally created the chart, the shapes and objects should be grouped or converted to image files (.jpeg or .tif) to ensure that nothing is missing or changed when the original manuscript is edited or published.
Images must be of a high resolution (300 dpi or higher) and should be in a .jpeg or .tif file format so that they can be clearly seen when published.
4.2.8 The article’s page number should be placed at the bottom center or upper right corner of the page to facilitate the convenience of further references to suggestions from experts and editors.
4.2.9 Reference document should be based on the APA 6th Edition citation, which may be stated either in Thai or English, for example  Chumpot Saisoonnthorn. (2009). International Law. (8th edition, Amendment). Bangkok: Winyuchon., without the page number unless it involves an academic article reference in which the page number should be stated from the beginning of the article to the last page, for example, Supawee Kiangchan. (2018). Kleptomania and Criminal Liability under Thai law, Journal of Law, Thaksin University 6(8), 95-114. The author can refer to the reference format at https://sac.kku.ac.th/kmsac/research/r19.pdf.
4.2.10 The entire length of the articles should not exceed 15 A4-sized pages and should already include tables and images. The total number of pages for research articles should not be more than 10 A4-sized pages and should already include tables and images.
3. Examining, editing, and commenting on the original manuscript file
In addition to assessments by experts, the author may, in some cases, receive an attached revised file. The editors will re-edit the text, proofread it, and include experts’ opinions into the original manuscript file using the “Track Changes” function, which is a basic Microsoft Word functionality, and sent it back to the author for review. Edits will be requested to be conducted on the modified file. Therefore, upon receipt of the original file from the editorial staff with the evaluation results, the author should use the Track Changes function to check where the manuscript has been edited and provided with additional comments so that further improvements to the article can be made in a more efficient, complete, and time-saving manner.